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153 Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 23, 2018

 

Topic: Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils

 

Points of Interest:

If you enjoyed John and Lisa’s review of the Derwent Watercolor Pencils, you’ll want to check out their experience with the Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Pencils. Discussion points include: comparison to the Derwent watercolor pencils, opacity and coverage, potential lightfastness issues, and price comparisons.

Here's John's first attempt with these pencils.  Quick 2 hour sketch of an old Block Buster sign:

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Links Referenced

Lightfast Standards

Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Fabriano Artistico 100 lb Extra White Watercolor Paper

Arches Watercolor Paper

Strathmore 500 Premium Series Ready Cut Watercolor Paper

Derwent Watercolor Pencils

CamelCamelCamel Amazon price comparison website

 

 

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117 Derwent Drawing Pencils

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 14, 2017

 

Topic: Derwent Drawing Pencils

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa tried the Derwent Drawing Pencils for the first time and are coming to you in this episode with their results. You’ll hear about the lightfastness, color options, and sharpening considerations, along with recommendations for most effective use.

 

Spoiler alert: John and Lisa LOVE these pencils!

 

Links Referenced:

Derwent Drawing Pencils

 

Strathmore 500 Series Ready Cut Watercolor paper

John's first attempt with these pencils.  4x6, on Strathmore ready cut watercolor paper, hot pressed.

John's first attempt with these pencils.  4x6, on Strathmore ready cut watercolor paper, hot pressed.

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

112 Derwent Procolour and Lightfastness

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 10, 2017

 

Topic: Derwent Procolour and Lightfastness

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa have a full review planned for the new Derwent Procolour Pencil line, but today they discuss one of the biggest issues with these pencils: the low lightfast ratings of a large percentage of the colors. If you’re interested in ordering these pencils, listen to this episode to find out which colors you can use without hesitation and which ones you may want to think twice about.

 

Links Referenced:

Procolour Pencils

https://www.derwentart.com/en/gb/7797/procolour-pencils

 

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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109 Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 19, 2017

 

Topic: Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers

 

Points of Interest:
John & Lisa discuss their experiences using the new Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers. You’ll learn what to look for when purchasing the markers in-store; suggestions for blending, mixing, and pigment removal; and which papers to avoid when using the markers.

 

Links Referenced:

Winsor & Newton website:

http://www.winsornewton.com/na/pigment-marker

 

Winsor & Newton products at Dick Blick:

https://www.dickblick.com/products/winsor-and-newton-pigment-markers/

Yupo paper by Legion

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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105 Derwent Coloursoft Pencil Review

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: May 22, 2017

 

Topic: Derwent Coloursoft Pencil Review

 

Points of Interest:
Construction, Consistency, Fine details, Color Options

 

 

Links Referenced:

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/derwent-coloursoft-pencils/

 

Coloursoft Lightfastness Chart

https://accoblobstorageus.blob.core.windows.net/literature/ef80d8ea-aed3-46fd-86c2-82570c7eacbe.pdf

 

Drawing of Ellen DeGeneres by Art@Fadil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCu2oJL3WP8

 

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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083 Colored Pencil on Sanded Paper

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: December 19, 2016

Topic: Colored Pencil on Sanded Paper

Points of Interest:

If you’ve been hesitant about trying sanded paper, you’re in good company—John and Lisa were both unhappy with sanded paper when they originally tried it, but have since been converted. Will it chew up your pencil? Can you really get fine details? Tune into this episode for a discussion of grit, sourcing information, and personal experiences with the use of specific techniques and tools like OMS and powder blender.

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Links Referenced:

UART sanded paper

http://uartpastelpaper.com/

You can pick up the trial pack of UART Sanded Paper here (amz affiliate link):

 

Fisher 400 sanded paper

http://www.proartpanels.com/fisher400-proart-panels/

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!